Bucks can clinch title with win over Paladins

Posted on 31 October 2013 by LeslieM

Pages 09-16By Gary Curreri

Deerfield Beach’s football team can clinch the District 11-8A championship with a victory at South Plantation on Friday.

Deerfield Beach (7-0, and 5-0 in district) will win the district title outright with a win over South Plantation (5- 2, 4-1). A loss would force a three-way tie with Monarch and South Plantation.

Brandon Powell, a UM commit, rushed 12 times for 123 yards and scored on runs of 18 and 20 yards and added punt return 45-yards for a score in the 56-0 victory over Coral Glades. Bucks’ receiver Justin Morgan caught 6 passes for 145 yards and two TDs – both coming from quarterback Danarious Graham from 56-yard and 7-yards out.

Ely stuns Cardinal Gibbons

So much for finishing the season undefeated.

Blanche Ely’s Terrance Blands scored from a yard out on the final play of the game as the Tigers edged previously undefeated Cardinal Gibbons, 16-10, last week to spois’ homecomin

It was the second TD run of the game for the senior running back who helped his team improve to 2-5 for the year. The Tigers are 2-0 in the District 14-7A race and will attempt to win the district with a victory over host Northeast (2-5, 1-1) on Friday.

Tornadoes volleyball team wins

Pompano Beach’s girls’ volleyball team ran its record to 22-5 and continued its mastery of Suncoast by defeating the host Chargers for the third consecutive year in the regionals of the Class 5A girls’ volleyball playoffs.

Pompano Beach, which topped the Chargers, 25-20, 25-16, 25-19 in straight sets, will take on district rival Cardinal Gibbons in the regional semifinals next Monday at Cardinal Gibbons. The Chiefs won the district title over the Tornadoes last week.

This was not our best volleyball,” said Pompano Beach coach William Strachan, whose team has dropped all three previous meetings with Carar. “We’ve got to be more consistent on the little things and not let a team reel off six or seven straight service points.”

After winning the first two games, Pompano Beach fell behind 12-4 in third game before it rallied to tie the game at 17 on an ace by sophomore libero Cori Smothers. Junior middle blocker Paige Alsten delivered one of her 11 kills in the match on the next point and the Tornadoes never looked back. Alsten also had six blocks in the match.

Junior outside hitter Nikki Esposito had a team-high19 kills, 12 digs and two aces to help in the winning effort.

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